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State healthcare apprenticeship program adds skilled workers in Idaho hospitals (access required)

A healthcare apprenticeship program is helping Idaho hospitals obtain some of the skilled workers they need. Similar to the software engineering apprenticeship program, the Idaho Hospital Association, in cooperation with the Department of Labor, provides Idaho employers with tools for ...

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State’s first new software apprentices find places at Meridian tech company (access required)

A software engineering apprenticeship program developed by the Department of Labor and funded by the federal government has placed its first apprentices. “There’s truly a shortage of software talent,” said Dan Puga, president of In Time Tec LLC, in Meridian, ...

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Why your MBA may cost more than it used to

Your MBA may have just got a little more expensive, even if tuition’s exactly the same. Although a Masters in Business Administration is a popular means of growing income and advancing professionally, a recent tax court ruling could increase the ...

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Syringa Mountain School to open in former Hailey car warehouse (access required)

Hailey’s new Syringa Mountain School has secured property with plans to open this fall. The charter school leased a 17,600-square-foot warehouse at 4021 Glenbrook Drive, with plans to it renovate it prior to the start of the 2014 school year. ...

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Luna: Idaho may have to repay $13.3M in IEN cash

Idaho may be forced to repay $13.3 million to the federal government and might never recover another $14.5 million that Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter is now recommending the state inject into a $60 million education broadband project mired in a ...

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Updated: Feds block education funding because of lawsuit

The federal government said Jan. 30 it has blocked millions in funding to Idaho’s education broadband system because a lawsuit over the project’s $60 million contract raised questions about who should get the cash. The Federal Communications Commission withheld $7 ...

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Public schools chief Luna won’t seek re-election

Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna said Jan. 27 that he won’t run for re-election, clearing the way for Democrats and Republicans in a race for an open seat. Luna, the architect of the failed “Students Come First” overhaul rejected ...

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A word with Dee Mooney: ‘A lot more career awareness should be happening’ (access required)

When Dee Mooney took her job as executive director of the Micron Foundation in 2006, the emphasis on STEM education (short for science, technology, engineering and mathematics) was so new to the mainstream that Mooney sometimes found herself explaining that ...

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UI aims to expand law school offering in Boise

If lawmakers can get past jokes about too many lawyers in Boise already, the University of Idaho stands a good chance of doubling its programs in the state’s capital. Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter is behind a $400,000 measure to add ...

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